Weekly Bulletin – February 8, 2015

Queen of the Apostles
A Catholic Community
Reina de los Apostoles
Comunidad Catolica de Belmont
Pastoral Staff
Father Frank Cancro
[email protected]
Emergency #: 704-825-9907
Rev. Mr. Chip Wilson
[email protected]
Chrissy Glisson
[email protected]
Office: 704-825-9600 ext. 28
503 North Main Street Belmont, NC 28012
Phone: 704-825-9600 • Fax: 704-825-1413
Office Hours: Monday through Friday,
8:30 am-12:30 pm and 1:30 pm-4:30 pm
Website: QueenoftheApostles.org
February 8, 2015
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jeanne LaFrancis
[email protected]
704-825-9600 ext. 27
Debbie Seeger
[email protected]
704-825-9600 ext. 26
Jayme Cannon
Faith Formation Assistant
[email protected]
Father Christopher
Adult Formation
[email protected]
Cam Tracy
[email protected]
Padre JoséJuya
[email protected]
Mary Jo Stiles
[email protected]
Susan Colone
[email protected]
704-825-9600 ext. 25
Roger Duncan
[email protected]
704-825-9600 ext. 22
Scott Phillips
[email protected]
Weekday Eucharist
Weekend Eucharist
Holy Day Celebrations:
Misa en Español:
Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 am
Tuesday and Friday: 12:15 pm
Saturday: 5:00 pm, 7:00 p.m. (en Español))
Sunday: 8:00, 9:45 & 11:30 am
Saturday: 4:00 pm, and by appointment
12:15pm and 7:15 pm
Todos los Sabados a 7:00 PM
Baptism: This important sign of initiation is celebrated in the community at
any one of the weekend Masses. Parents must complete the preparation
program (offered every other month). Please contact the church
office at least two months prior to your anticipated date for Baptism.
Marriage: This sacrament provides an opportunity for a couple to stand as a
sign of God’s love in the community. To this end, a period of preparation is
important and necessary.
Contact the church office
at least six months prior to
your proposed marriage
date to begin this process.
Anointing of the Sick: If
you are preparing for surgery
or hospitalization, this
sacrament can be celebrated
with you on any weekend at
the church. In an emergency,
contact the church so we can
pray with you at home or in
the hospital.
Mission Statement
With the Blessed Virgin Mary, the first disciple of Jesus Christ, as our example and patron, the mission of Queen of the Apostles Catholic
Church is to live and proclaim the Gospel entrusted to us.
We strive in our rich diversity to be a community of welcome and hospitality: one with the Risen Christ, each other, and the whole Church.
Through the Word of God and the life of the Sacraments, especially the Eucharist, we are empowered to engage in a variety of ministries
of service to the parish family and the communities where we live.
Our Weekly Tithe:
Thank you for your support of the parish!
Last week, because of your generosity in the
offertory, we were able to send a tithe of $839.00 to
the Weekend BackPack Program. This week we will
use our tithe for Mira Via assisting in their mission to
house and support unwed mothers and their
newborn children.
Rose Ann Hill
Masses This Week
Eric L. Hill
Liturgical Ministers:
Saturday, February 14, 2015—5:00pm
Readers: Alison Nolting, Cam Tracy
EMCs: Joan Lynn (SC), Pam Castaneira (C),
Nelda Malinowski (C), Diane Hess, Tricia Vasil
Ministers of Hospitality: Fred & Lynn Kimsey,
Jerry Roche
Altar Servers: Patricia Baranowski, Nnamdi Nwachukwu
Sunday, February 15, 2015—8:00am
Readers: James Hefferan, Ken Raymond
EMCs: Deacon Chip Wilson (SC), Steve Geiger (C),
Joyce McLeod
Ministers of Hospitality: Doug McLeod,
Alison Minnick, Kimber Walters
Altar Servers: Claudia Paluszak, Lily McBride
Sunday, February 15, 2015—9:45am Mass
Readers: Claire Lamadrid, Beth Kreitzer
EMCs: Jeanne LaFrancis, (SC), Linda Huffsmith (C),
Kathy Lindgren (C), Roger Duncan, Stuart LaFrancis,
Beth McCain, Rebecca Vondra
Ministers of Hospitality: Clare & Dave Charzewski,
Seth Kane, John Regeis
Altar Servers: Grace Lamadrid, Jonathan Clark,
Natalie Sparks
Children’s Liturgy: Mary Pat Emmerth
Sunday, February 15, 2015—11:30am Mass
Readers: Jim Dobies, Lynda Bernard
EMCs: Colleen Sutton (SC), Sandy Kumm (C),
Beth McAbee (C), Jan Kauer, Marta Miranda,
Mike Riemer, Bethsy SanMillan
Ministers of Hospitality: Neil & Jake Kauer,
Patricia Rodriguez
Altar Servers: Marissa Cannon, Dezi Kauer
Children’s Liturgy: Donna Snyder
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Romualda “Teeny” Guryn +
Misa en Español
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Mackenzie Martin +
Lisa Ononye +
For the People
Monday, February 9, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Kathleen Wofford +
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
No Services
Friday, February 13, 2015
Communion Service
FEBRUARY 8 AT 9:45 & 11:30 MASSES
Other Ministries:
Traffic Ministry—February 15, 2015
9:45am—Peter Liberatore, Walt Hinson
11:30am—Greg Hoehne, Billy McHenry
Coffee & Donuts—February 15, 2015
8:00am—Pat Godfrey, Betty Hinman
9:45am—Deborah Eagon, Scott Hegedus, Kathy Shine
11:30am—Pressley Family, Lee Stocker
Art & Environment:
February 8: Kimber Walters, Danuta & Don Holler
February 15: Nancy O’Brien/Alfreda Tanski
February 15 at 1:00pm—Lenten Changeover
From the Pastor’s Desk...
Last weekend we welcomed Sister Dorothy and Sister Mary who travel
with the Circus and Traveling Show Ministry. I know most of you are
aware of this ministry because of my role as a "circus priest" but it is
good to see these women of faith who live full time on the road. Your
generosity to them was a testament to your charity. The second
collection was $5,036.00. As you know, this will assist in our work of
building lay leadership and continuing this ministry of presence in the
circuses of the U.S. "Thank you" is insignificant verbiage for the
gratitude I feel for your generosity. God bless you!
I am also grateful to those priests who have made themselves available
three Saturdays in a row so that I can be free to service three different
circuses that pass through the Carolinas in the first month of the new
One other piece of circus news: last Saturday our teens invited teens
from the circus and hosted them for an afternoon of games, arcade
and laser tag (and pizza, too) with them. We picked up the circus
youth at the arena and reportedly everyone had a great time. Thanks
to all who participated. It was a meaningful encounter for these kids
who travel from place to place each week.
One additional youth program for our teens to keep in mind:
Catholic Heart Work Camp. This is an opportunity for a group of our
teens to join hundreds of other Catholic teens from around the U.S. for
a week of fellowship and service to those in need through organized
and supervised opportunities to work with the poor. We are aiming for
a week in July this year and I invite teens and parents to be aware of
the flyer and other information that will come your way to consider
CHWC this summer.
As you know we have begun to invite you to join us in small groups for
our Lenten Program entitled "Mercy." After a 12 minute DVD teaching
from me and an interview around an appropriate topic of mercy by one
of our Belmont Sisters of Mercy, we invite the groups to discuss a few
key questions to expand their own understanding of mercy. Join us as
we use the scriptures of Lent and the writings of Pope Francis to
explore this topic of faith.
Also this weekend we open our annual Diocesan Support
Appeal. Once more I ask you to prayerfully consider the
materials sent from the Bishop's Office, to view the DVD
and reflect on how you might be able to make a
commitment to assist us in meeting our parish goal.
Lent is also not too far down the road. Next weekend we
will make the Lenten schedule available to you so that you
can choose from there many different possibilities starting
with Ash Wednesday and ending with our celebration of
Holy Week.
Be blessed this week!
- Father Frank
God’s Gifts:
DSA 2015
By now you
should have received a letter or
postcard from Bishop Jugis asking
for your generous support of the
Diocesan Support Appeal. Please
give prayerful consideration to
how you will respond by filling
out your pledge card and mailing
it this week.
Ministry Moments:
Baptismal Preparation
Baptism is celebrated at weekend
Masses at any time of the year
except during the Lenten season.
Parents wishing to present a child
(under six years of age) for
Baptism must complete an
Evening of Preparation here in the
parish. These are offered six
times a year. During pregnancy
or after the birth of a child are
appropriate times to attend.
Please call the church office for
more information. The next class
is this Tuesday, February 10.
Queen of the Apostles Music Ministry
Has been invited to participate in the
Festival of Faith
A Celebration of Vatican II’s
50th Anniversary
Rome, Italy
December 4-10, 2015
Anyone interested in joining the choir for this trip
should contact Chrissy Glisson for more information
at [email protected] or 704-825-9600.
This Week
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Thursday: Abraham Lincoln’s
Saturday: St. Cyril and
St. Methodius;
Valentine’s Day
9:30-10:45am—Faith Formation
(Sacred Heart Campus)
9:45am & 11:30am Masses—KidZone
9:30-10:30am—Bible Study (Library)
10:00-11:00am—RCIA (Ed Building)
5:00-6:00pm—Teen Bible Study (FLC)
6:00-8:00pm—HS Youth Ministry
(Pizza at Father’s house; meet in FLC)
As Catholics, we are not to focus
only on ourselves but are called by
our Baptism to reach out and share
our time, talent and treasure with
our brothers and sisters.
Leave a Legacy
Planned giving provides an
opportunity to give a gift that
Monday: Gn 1:1-19; Ps 104:1-2a, forever perpetuates our Catholic
faith. Keep the candle burning with
5-6, 10, 12, 24, 35c;
an endowment gift to our parish.
Mk 6:53-56
Readings for the Week
Tuesday: Gn 1:20 — 2:4a;
Ps 8:4-9; Mk 7:1-13
9:00-11:00am—MOMS Group
Gn 2:4b-9, 15-17;
(Nursery, Conference Room)
7:00-8:30pm—Baptismal Preparation
29bc-30; Mk 7:14-23
Class (Church)
Thursday: Gn 2:18-25;
7:00-8:00pm—Catholic Heart Work
Camp Organizational Meeting (FLC)
Ps 128:1-5; Mk 7:24-30
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Friday: Gn 3:1-8; Ps 32:1-2, 5-7;
Mk 7:31-37
6:00-6:30pm—Children’s Choir Practice
Gn 3:9-24;
Ps 90:2-6, 12-13;
6:30-7:15pm—Youth Choir Practice
Mk 8:1-10
7:15-8:00pm—9:45 Choir Practice
Sunday: Lv 13:1-2, 44-46;
Ps 32:1-2, 5, 11;
7:30pm—12 Step Program (Ed Bldg)
1 Cor 10:31 — 11:1;
8:15-9:00pm—11:30 Choir Practice
Mk 1:40-45
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
9:30-11:00am—Weekend BackPack
Ministry (Nursery)
7:00-9:00pm—Spanish Choir Practice
7:30-9:00pm—Boy Scouts (Ed Bldg)
Friday, February 13, 2015
7:00-9:00pm—AA Meeting (Ed Bldg)
Saints and Special
Sunday: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary
Time; World Marriage Day
Tuesday: St. Scholastica
Wednesday: Our Lady of Lourdes;
World Day of the Sick
Marie Giermanski,
Ducky Huffstetler,
Joe Lewandowski, Rosann Louy,
William Reeves, Jo Ann Rick,
Harrell Rick
Monday, February 9, 2015
6:15-7:30pm—Girl Scouts (Education
Building: Rooms A & C)
7:00-8:00pm—Cub Scouts (Education
Building: Room D/E)
7:30-9:30pm—Knights of Columbus
Business Meeting (Family Life Center)
Sick and Homebound:
Make a safe,
donation to
QOA by going
to our
website and clicking the e-Give link
on the home page below the
Google translator tab.
Please pray for...
Those in Nursing Homes:
Patrick Bragg
(Meadow Wood Nursing Center,
Baptism is celebrated at
weekend Masses at anytime of the
year except the Lenten season.
Parents wishing to present a child
(under six years of age) for Baptism
must complete an Evening of
Preparation here in the parish. These
are offered six times a year. During
pregnancy or after the birth of a child
are appropriate times to attend. The
next scheduled Prep Session is on
Tuesday, February 10 beginning at
7:00pm in the church. Please call the
church office to make a reservation to
attend this upcoming program. If
Sponsors (Godparents) are also here in
the area, we invite them to attend as
Passion Play
Actors and actresses are needed
for the Passion Play held the
weekend of March 28-29 at all
weekend Masses. If you are
interested in participating in this
powerful and moving re-enactment
of the Passion, please call Cam
Tracy at 704-853-0654 for more
information. Practices are held on
Saturday mornings from 9:0010:30am in the church from
February 28 through March 28.
Community Happenings
Family Promise
The first Shelter Week of 2015 will
be February 22-March 1 at First
Presbyterian Church in Belmont.
Volunteers are needed to help set
up guest rooms on Sunday,
February 22 and tear down on
Sunday, March 1. Donated items
for breakfast and lunches can be
dropped off at First Presbyterian
Church the week before guests
Provide Input
for the Relatio for the
Synod on the Family
Bishop Peter Jugis is seeking your
input. In preparation for the Synod
on the Family in October of this
year, comment is being sought
from Catholics all over the world on
the bishops’ working document, the
Relatio. Although this is a timeconsuming request, it is also an
opportunity to learn more about
our great faith. You can read the
Relation and answer the survey
questions by visiting the diocesan
website at
www.Charlottediocese.org where
there is a link to the survey on the
homepage or use
the QR code
embedded in this
article. Please
allow several
hours to complete
this task.
Tuesday, February 17 from 7:009:00pm in the MAK Family Life
Center. Refreshments will be
served. Come join us!
February Food
call Cathy Webb at 888-536-7441
by Friday, February 13 or email
[email protected]
Rosary Makers
Free rosaries are available in the
narthex. Need a rosary repaired?
Simply put your broken rosary
We will collect food
parts in an envelope with your
items for the Diocese
name and phone number and drop
of Charlotte the last weekend of
at the church office. We also teach
February. They have requested
how to make twine rosaries for the
pasta and pasta sauce, rice, soup,
Catholic missions around the world.
pinto beans and canned meats. All
We meet from 10:30am-12:30pm
donations are greatly appreciated.
on the same Saturdays as our
We ask you to bring them to the
community breakfasts. The next
altar and place them in the baskets
meeting is February28. Please
February 21-22.
join us. Questions? Contact Marilyn
Warmington at 704-827-0823.
Community Breakfast
Saturday, February 28
MAK Family Life Center
Homebound Ministers
sweetie to Queen of the Apostles
for our “I’m Sorry I Missed
Valentine’s Day” Breakfast with
coffee, conversation and heartshaped pancakes. Don’t tell your
sweetie, but it’s free to all, so invite
your friends to join you!
Our new Pastoral Associate Jeanne
LaFrancis requests all Ministers to
the Homebound to attend a brief
meeting. It is chance to ensure
consistent practices and to meet
Jeanne if you have not already had
that opportunity.
Forgiveness/ A Lenten
Jump on the Mealtrain!
Meeting for all Ministers
Saturday, February 21
Missed Valentine’s Day? Bring your 9:00-10:00am in the Church
Tuesday, February 17
Catholic Conference Center
At the heart of all Christian doctrine
is the concept of forgiveness. Begin
the holy season of Lent with a spirit
of true forgiveness with a program
“God’s Creation
presented by Father Ed Sheridan
Cries for Justice”
sponsored by the Catholic
What does the Catholic Church
Conference Center. Spend the day
teach about this issue? Why should before Ash Wednesday in prayer
we care and what can we do?
and reflection on the healing power
Community Ministries invites you to of forgiveness in your life. Lunch
a presentation in preparation for
will be provided and the day will
Pope Francis’s anticipated
conclude with Mass at 3:00pm.
encyclical on the Environment on
Cost is $25 per person. To register
Would you like to help families in
the parish during illness, upon the
arrival of new child or some other
circumstances that leaving them
with little time for the basics of
meal preparation? Contact the
parish office at 704-825-9600 or
[email protected] to leave
your name and contact information
and we will add you to the
Mealtrain database we are building.
We also have a Cookie Committee
that is called on occasionally to
bake cookies for parish receptions
or funeral repasts that the parish
provides. Call today to sign up for
Mealtrain or the Cookie Committee.
Faith Formation
High School Youth Ministry
High School Youth will be joining Father Frank for pizza
at his home on Sunday, February 8 at 6:00pm.
Permission slips are required and can be found in the
breezeway and MAK Family Life Center. We will meet
in the Family Life Center at 6:00pm and then travel to
Father Frank’s. Please join us! Contact Janet Blaylock
at qoayouthministry.com with any questions.
Queen of the Apostles’
High School Youth...
plan on joining us on
Tuesday, February 10, 7pm
in the MAK Family Life Center
for a Summer Mission Trip
information meeting!
Teen Bible Study
High School Youth please join us for Teen Bible Study
on Sundays from 5:00-6:00pm before High School
Youth gatherings. This study follows the High School
Youth meeting schedule.
Middle School Youth Ministry
Who likes to eat popcorn and watch movies? On
Sunday, February 15 MSYM will enjoy a good movie
and popcorn. Plan on joining us from 6:00-8:00pm in
the Education Building.
Come see how Catholic Heart Work Camp can
change your world!
If you are interested in being part of a mission trip,
please plan on attending this night with a parent!
We are also looking for Team Leaders to lead this
mission trip! If you are interested, please contact
Debbie at [email protected] or plan on attending the meeting!
Our KIDZONE MINISTRY is a faith based ministry offered for the youngest
members of our church ages 6 months –3 years of age during the 9:45am and
11:30am masses each Sunday. It is a time for young children to grow in their faith
and relationship with God. KIDZONE is located in the nursery in the MAK Family
Life Center. Just look for the KIDZONE check-in station in the MAK Family Life
Center to participate. KIDZONE is being supervised by Angela Shirley. If you have
any questions or would like to volunteer, please call Debbie at 704-825-9600 or
email [email protected]
Go to http://ustre.am/17WGN or
use the QR code provided for smart phone users.
First Eucharist
Preparation Session
Wednesday, March 11
From 5:00-8:00pm
In the MAK Family Life Center
The first meeting for parents and
children in the sacrament
preparation program for First
Eucharist is scheduled from 5:008:00pm on Wednesday, March
11 in the MAK Family Life Center.
Pizza will be provided. Please
bring a side dish or dessert to
Small Faith Groups
Our Lenten DVD based Small Group Study titled
Mercy is being scheduled! This study was
created by Father Frank and Father Christopher.
Signups for groups will continue on the weekend
of February 8. This will be an opportunity for
new groups to form or sign up for a group that
works for you. Please
prayerfully consider the
Sign up for a group
opportunity to host or
facilitate a new group for
this Lenten Small Faith Group study. For more
information, contact Debbie at
[email protected] or call 704-825-9600.
Smart phone
users link to our
Adult Faith
Formation web
site here.
Adult Faith Formation
Web Site
Please be sure to check out our
Adult Faith Formation web site.
It’s a great source to find
available programs here at the
parish and resources that encourage and promote ongoing faith formation.
We’ve change the web site address to make it easier to access; it’s now
Just for Men
Men of the parish age 45 and older are invited to reflect on God’s Word, pray and spend time
together. We meet for an hour on the first Monday of each month in the Conference Room. Our
next gathering is Monday, March 2. We will gather to pray the rosary at 7:15pm in the church
then continue with our time together in the conference room. During Lent we will meet three
additional Mondays to complete the Mercy Lenten Group Study. We will also meet on March 16,
23 and 30. For more information, call Roger Duncan at 412-289-9147 or Deacon Chip at 704488-5822 [email protected]
Tuesday’s Word
This adult Bible Study will continue on Tuesday, February 17 from 2:00-3:00pm in the
Conference Room. Please bring your Bible and join us! Coffee and cookies are served!
Sunday Morning Bible Study
with Sister Mary Hugh: Please join us as we study the Gospel of John. All are welcome to join in
this class! It runs from 9:30-10:25 in Mercedes Hall, room 108 (the place where we hold our
Faith Formation Classes). Please bring your bibles and join us! Coffee and refreshments are
MOMS Group
The next meeting for our Ministry of Mothers Sharing will be Tuesday morning, February 10
from 9:00am-11:00am. Meetings will take place twice a month. The meeting is for Moms with
children of all ages. It will be a time for fellowship and study for spiritual growth. If you have an
interest in attending, please email Marianne at [email protected] Nursery is provided for
this meeting time.
Spiritual Direction
forms provided on the shelf
beneath the board—no personal
Are you trying to discern what God notices or résumés. Please copy
is doing in your life, what he is
the information from the board if
calling you to be, where he is
you are making use of it and leave
leading you? Or perhaps you simply the posted slips so that others may
want to be more aware of God’s
also take advantage of the
presence in your life and deepen
your relationship with him. Spiritual
direction is the thing for you.
Spiritual direction is not counseling. Adorers are Needed
It is listening to another, making
at Belmont Abbey College
space to observe and hear the Holy Adoration Chapel in front of the
Spirit. For more information call
Blessed Sacrament. Coordinators
Bethsy San-Millan at
will arrange an hour that is
convenient for you. Please call
Margaret at 704-827-8921.
us long for a more conscious
experience of God’s presence and
love.” To learn more about Spiritual
Direction and/or obtain services,
please contact Rose Castillo at
704-718-2876 or
[email protected]
Queen of the Apostles
Online Prayer Ministry
Coordinator Doris Spivey accepts
prayer requests Monday through
Friday each week from 9:00am5:00pm. Emergency requests are
accepted anytime and on
weekends. Please e-mail Doris at
[email protected] If you
Friends Helping Friends
would like to join the prayer
Registered parishioners are invited Spiritual Direction
ministry and do not have access to
“Spiritual direction encourages the a computer but have VOICE MAIL,
to post requests for services
needed or services they are able to exploration of a closer relationship please contact the church office.
provide on the bulletin board in the with God. In the midst of our busy You will be called with the daily
lives and at the deepest level, all of prayer requests.
breezeway. Please use only the
Parish Pastoral Council
Chairperson: Scott Phillips
[email protected]
Vice Chairperson: Matt Gibbons
[email protected]
Secretary: Michelle Curnow
[email protected]
Pastor: Fr. Frank Cancro
[email protected]
Clare Charzewski
[email protected]
Mark Ebreo
[email protected]
John Fout
[email protected]
Jerry Gardner
[email protected]
Debra Pavicic
[email protected]
Scott Spanbauer
[email protected]
Bill Starr
[email protected]
Ellen Wentz
[email protected]
Finance Council
Chairperson: Charlie Boyd
[email protected]
Welcome Stewardship
Chairperson: Colleen Sutton
[email protected]
Buildings and Facilities:
Marilyn Whitney
[email protected]
Jan Kauer
Evangelization & Communications:
Mark Colone
[email protected]
Nasser Miranda
[email protected]
[email protected]
Education & Formation:
Parish Life:
Clare Charzewski
[email protected]
Kathy Lindgren
[email protected]
Community Ministries:
Tricia Vasil
[email protected]
Liturgy and Worship:
Steve White
[email protected]
Art & Environment: Jan Kauer
[email protected]
Young at Heart: Cathy Boyd
[email protected]
Youth Ministry: Debbie Seeger
[email protected]
704-825-9600 ext. 26
Knights of Columbus:
Grand Knight: Justin Rick
[email protected]
Traffic Ministry: Walt Hinson
[email protected]
(704) 904-0743
Noticias de Nuestra Comunidad Hispana
Invitación al Vaticano
El ministerio de música de Queen Of The Apostles
ha sido invitado a participar en la celebración del
50 aniversario del Festival de Fe del Vaticano II,
celebración que se llevara a cabo en Roma, Italia
del 4 al 10 de diciembre del 2015. Si está interesado
en participar, puede comunicarse con Chrissy
Glisson al 704-825-9600.
Colecta de Alimentos para el Mes
de Febrero
Este mes recolectaremos alimentos para la Diócesis
de Charlotte el último fin de semana de febrero.
Ellos están solicitando pasta y salsa para pasta,
arroz, sopas y carne enlatada. Todas las
donaciones son altamente apreciadas. Le pedimos
por favor que traiga sus donaciones y las deposite
en las canastas que estarán en el altar el fin de
semana de febrero 21-22.
Salte al Tren de la Comida
Alabemos al Señor, Nuestro Dios. Jesús solidario con
sus hermanos. Jesús es consciente de que su misión no
consiste en solucionar continuamente las necesidades
de la gente de Cafarnaúm, sino la de anunciar que el
Reino de Dios ha llegado. Por eso no dejan que lo
manipulen sino que extiende su actividad a toda
Galilea. Esto significa que la presencia de Jesús en la
vida de los cristianos es una manifestación real del
Reino de Dios. El Reino de Dios significa la salvación, la
gracia, la sanación. Cuando le abrimos el corazón a
Jesús nuestra vida cambia tanto en el cuerpo como en
el alma. La conversión significa aceptar que el Reino de
Dios está presente entre nosotros. Y cómo se
manifiesta? Es fácil entenderlo: un cambio de
mentalidad, un cambio de actitud y un cambio de
conducta. Ya no somos como antes, pues, la presencia
de Jesús nos hace nuevos, nos rejuvenece en personas
llenas del amor de Dios y si así lo sentimos, también
nos convertimos en personas más humanas,
compasivas, agradecidas, misericordiosas y sobre todo
siempre dispuestas a cumplir la voluntad de Dios. Lo
más hermoso es nuestro modo de comportarnos con
los demás...una fe iluminada donde siempre estamos
descubriendo en el hermano la presencia de Jesús. Esta
realidad es el mejor milagro que experimentamos
desde la fe y del Reino de Dios. Meditemos este
mensaje y apliquémoslo a nuestra vida personal.
Si a usted le gustaría ayudar a las familias de
nuestra parroquia en tiempos de enfermedad, a la
llegada de un nuevo bebe o en cualquier otra
circunstancia que los prive a ellos de tener comida
preparada a tiempo, contacte por favor a la
secretaria de la iglesia al 704-825-9600 o
[email protected] para dejar su nombre e
información de contacto y nosotros agregaremos su
nombre a la base de datos que estamos creando
llamada El Tren de la Comida. Normalmente
trataremos de proveer comida a las familias una o
dos veces por semana. Usted recibirá un e-mail con
la información y un link donde usted puede escoger
una fecha para preparar comida casera para una
Que Dios los bendiga. P. José Antonio Juya V.
familia que la está necesitando. Además, nosotros
también tenemos un comité de galletas al que
ocupamos ocasionalmente para hornear galletas para las recepciones de la iglesia o para los funerales. Llame
hoy para registrarse en El Tren de la Comida o en El Comité de Galletas.
Sesión de Preparación para La Primera Comunión
El miércoles 11 de marzo de 5:00-8:00 en el MAK Familia Center será la primera reunión para padres y niños
que se encuentren en el programa de preparación para el Sacramento de La Primera Comunión. Habrá pizza
para todos. Por favor traiga un plato de comida o un postre para compartir.